By Jean A. Flanagan
“I believe this is the single biggest vote in the history of the state. It is a launchpad for the future of West Virginia.”
With his usual flair for the dramatic, Governor Jim Justice talked about the importance of the Special Election scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7.
Justice and several members of his cabinet addressed members of the West Virginia Press Association in a conference call on Thursday, Oct. 14.
Called the Road to Prosperity Amendment of 2017, the election will decide if the state can amend the West Virginia Constitution to issue bonds for the improvement and construction of roads throughout the state. The bonds will not exceed $1.6 billion.
Early voting in the special election began on Friday, Sept. 22 and will continue through Wednesday, Oct. 4.